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Friday, August 3, 2012

Quick look: California Wildfires Today -

 No Current Fire Weather Watches or Warnings
NIFC News and Notes:
The Northern California Geographic Area has now moved to Preparedness Level 3 . - Per the National Interagency Coordination Center: Effective immediately the National Preparedness Level is being elevated to 3.

  • Initial attack and large fire activity is increasing or expected to increase in many geographical areas due to predicted weather and current fuels conditions. 
  •  There are currently 7 each T2 IMT’s, 1 each Type T1 IMT and a NIMO assigned to incidents in the 3 geographical areas. 
  • There is a significant commitment of national resources with additional support being ordered through NICC
California Wildfires today: 
ONCC GACC: 


CA-SHF Salt Creek Fire. 900 acres, 30% contained. 
Last night's fire behavior had moderate rates of spread with slope-driven runs and isolated torching in areas of continuous ladder fuels. NorCal Team 2 (Molhoek) is assigned.

CA-PNF Chips Fire. 4,352 acres, 5% contained.
Early evening fire activity was moderate, with decreasing fire behavior throughout the night. CA IMT 1 (McGowan) assumed command of the fire at 0600 this morning.
Chips fire infrared map: 
Chips fire infrared FLIR heat location map



Chips fire infrared Fire Cobra Flyover:

CA-LNU- Dunnigan WildFire:  204 acres - 100% contained
Name: Dunnigan Fire
County: Yolo County
Location: Off County Road 6, west of Dunnigan
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit
Date Started: August 2, 2012 3:01 pm


OSCC GACC:
Volcano CA-RRU-075254, 355 acres, 75% contained.
Wildland Vegetation Fire, Riverside County, Tenaja Road and Via Volcano, Northwest of Murrieta

South Fire, CA-CND-002404, 271 acres, 100% contained.

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LCES - 10 Standard Fire Orders - 18 Watchout Situations 
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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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